| – Schematic Structural Design;|
– Detailed Structural Design;
– Construction Structural Design
|Kazakhstan – Astana||Mabetex Group for Partinco S.A (architect AS+GG)|
Expo 2017 is an International Exposition scheduled to take place in 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. On November 22, 2012, Astana was chosen by the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) as the venue to host EXPO-2017, which will focus on the theme “Future Energy”. The theme is aimed to concentrate on both the future of energy, but also on innovative, but practical energy solutions, and their global impact. EXPO-2017 will be the first time that a major international exhibition of this kind is coming to a country from the former Soviet Union. More than 100 countries and 10 international organizations are expected to participate. Around 2-3 million people are expected to visit the international pavilions from June to September 2017.
25 hectares is planned for the pavilions of Expo 2017. The site has convenient access to Astana’s city centre, the international airport and the railway station. The Expo Site is also linked with a network of Kazakhstan’s inter-city roads to ensure quick access from all the country. Construction of the pavilions will begin April 2014 with 20 companies from Kazakhstan and 49 companies from around the globe. Currently, designs are being considered for the grounds of Expo 2017 from architects in the UK, USA, Germany, Austria, Netherlands and China. On April 24, 2014, the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in a capsule-laying ceremony of the Astana EXPO-2017 Exhibition centre construction in Astana, which will be located near the Nazarbayev University.
The Congress Centre building with a total area of over 43,000 square meters includes an auditorium for 3,000 people, exhibition spaces, sponsors’ presentation areas, associated press rooms, support offices, and a dedicated car park. The centre is designed to host significant events during the 2017 Expo, as well as for future events.
The Energy Hall is located at the centre of the exhibition site in the shopping area. Astana Energy Hall is a multipurpose theatre of 6,500 square meters and 1,000 seats, in addition to which there are public areas, technical areas, and support spaces for performances. The theatre was created to continue the theatrical activities even after the event of EXPO 2017.
The nine-story hotel is located directly west of Nur Alem, the main centrepiece and pavilion of the exposition. An oval-shaped podium contains the hotel ballroom, meeting room, on the upper floors rooms, lounge, and club space.
The building “Congress Office” has a rounded shape with unequal rays, consists of 5 floors divided into about 1400 square meters per floor used for office, about 200 square meters of the atrium on the upper floors and 500 on the ground floor, and about 300 square meters of areas dedicated to various services. The property is also equipped with 2500 square meters of parking.